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Senryu in-store signing and ICBW promo

Indy Comic Book Week is only one day away, and I?ll be signing copies of my full-length comic debut Senryu at Madness Games & Comics in Plano, TX (RSVP to the Facebook event here).

To celebrate the ICBW event and Senryu I?ve got a couple of specials offers to those who can make it out to the signing; here's what I'll have going on for the event.

As well as Senryu I'll have copies of the Synesthetic anthology, Real Magicalism, One Off and my first work Weird West. Prints of all sizes will be super cheap, I'll be doing sketches and taking commissions AND I have 3 limited edition 13x19 Senryu prints for the first 3 people who buy the book and mention them.

Hope to see you there!

Senryu on Shelves Dec. 30th for Indy Comic Book Week

My first book, Senryu, will be available (almost) nationwide on Wednesday December 30th, better know as the first day of Indy Comic Book Week. You?ll be able to pick it up it up at participating ICBW retailers starting on new comic book day between Christmas & New Years Eve. If you don?t know what Indy Comic Book Week is check it out here. It?s the brainchild of our comic collective Space-Gun Studios, and you can support it by going into your local shop Dec. 30th and checking out all of the independent comics on display. Give them a chance, and you might find something you like.

Senryu will be available at the fine comic shops below:

Thanks to everyone who helped donate to the Save Senryu fund and helped to get it printed in the first place. Your books and goodies will be on their way shortly.

Senryu has arrived!

My books arrived on Thursday, and have since been organized and prepped for shipping. They will be in participating shops on December 30th (I'll have a detailed update on that tomorrow). 50292526

Big thanks to Ka-Blam for helping us out with Indy Comic Book Week and for hooking us up with the awesome discount for participating creators.

Senryu Cover Preview

So thanks to the generous folks who've contributed to the Save Senryu Fundraiser it looks I should be able to get the book printed, granted a few more donations come in before the 15th.

Since it's looking good I'm keeping to the same schedule and should be going to print the end of next week.

This weekend has been dedicated to creating the cover and I wanted to share with you guys. This will give you a little peak into the process as well as an idea of what to look for on shelves come December 30th.

Once I settle on a layout I do a rough pencil sketch at about 8x10.
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Next up I scan that, print it out at 11x17 on bristol as blue lines and ink it with various brushes, pens, brush-pens, toothbrushes, etc.
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Next I scan it in, prep the lineart for colors and do the basic typeesetting. Then I prep to do flats.
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Flatting is monotonous but essential.
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Once flats are finished I go in and do the final coloring and rendering. This is the really fun part.
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Once colors are done It's back to typesetting and design for color choices and final placement, etc. I went with a studio standard 1/3 wrap cover, since all our Space-Gun books share the feature.
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And there's the finished piece, now you know what to look for come December 30th.
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Thanks for reading, if you'd like to donate please do, the fundraiser will be ongoing until the 15th when I go to print or overshoot my deadline!

Are you a daydreamer?

Indy Comic Book Week has taken off more than we could have ever hoped, and with the TWAYKI graphic novel finished I've had some time to focus on side gigs and pet projects. Below is my page for One Night Stand entitled Daydreamer. It's a mini comic being put together by David Hopkins for ICBW.

ONE NIGHT STAND is a collection of one-page stories, all about "casual encounters." This mini-comic will explore sex and intimacy, guilt and anonymity, risk and fantasy.

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I'll be working on Senryu next while I wait for my next day-job script to come in. I'll be finishing it up this week and getting it ready for Indy Comic Book Week as well.

Stay tuned.

Back to normal (finally)! Plus, Senryu & ICBW.

So, after much frustration at the hands of a crafty domain squatter the blog is finally back up and runningl. Wordpress is good to go and the database has been recovered. Big thanks to my good friend Amelia for all the technical help. Also, my apologies for the repeat posts. We're back to normal now and you should see nothing but new material from here on out. Despite the downtime I've been busy on several fronts and have a few noteworthy updates. First up is...

Indy Comic Book Week

Long story short is, the one and only distributor of comic books, Diamond, is taking a week off in December, and after some inspiration from Kyle Latino, Space-Gun Studios decided to take some initiative and start Indy Comic Book Week.

Paul Milligan did the logo and I put together the website and we started spreading the word through social media, and it's actually taken off quite well. At the moment we have upwards of 20 DFW area stores participating (including Zeus, Titan, Madness and Lone Star), and will have a chance to get our own books on "new comic" shelves come December 30th.

For more info and to follow the event's progress visit http://indycomicbookweek.com.

Which brings us to...

Senryu

I'll also be participating in Indy Comic Book Week with my first book, Senryu. Below are a few preview pages, you can see a write-up on the ICBW blog.

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